Course Title
Certified Pharmacy Technician Program
Course Code
LCN 100-D/E
E. Williams

We are proud to announce that this program is now a PTCB-Recognized Education/Training Program for pharmacy technician students pursuing the PTCB Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) credential.

The Certified Pharmacy Technician Program prepares students to begin an entry-level career path in a variety of pharmacy environments. Students will utilize many learning platforms from on-line, hands-on lab, simulation, and scheduled externships.

The class will meet one evening a week for the hands-on lab and simulation component of the program. Students will be responsible for reviewing online material before the face to face meeting. Students will learn from trained professionals currently working in the pharmacy profession and complete the clinical component of 120 hours in both retail (60 hours) and hospital (60 hours) pharmacies. Every attempt will be made to place the student in proximity to their home for the clinical component. However, the clinical training area is considered Springfield and all surrounding communities.

Students will need to prepare for the clinical component well in advance, as the industry typically requires day hours and HIGHLY recommends students attend, at a minimum, part-time. Students will need to plan on a minimum of 20 hours per week in the clinical setting. This schedule will allow students to complete clinical within six (6) weeks, which fulfills the deadline for the certification exam. IF a student finds this schedule difficult to complete, a required meeting to discuss other options must be scheduled with the program director and lead instructor no later than one (1) month before the end of lecture and lab to make clinical arrangements.

Student’s are required to complete the lecture, lab and clinical experience with a passing score before allowed to take the national certification exam. The student receives one attempt at the certification exam included in tuition.

Prior to externship placement, each student must:

  • Successfully pass a criminal background check
  • Successfully pass a random urine drug screen
  • Successfully pass FBI fingerprinting and background
  • Obtain state licensure and copy provided to AH office
  • Pass lecture portion of program with a minimum of 75%
  • Provide documentation of TB test within the past 12 months from the first day of clinical rotation, MMR/Booster after the age of 18, Flu shot if clinical is during flu season (Oct-May), and Tdap within 10 years.

Tuition includes the following:

  • 2 pairs of embroidered scrubs
  • Clinically approved shoes
  • One attempt at the certification exam
  • Criminal background check (separate from the FBI required fingerprints/background check)
  • Random urine drug screen
  • ID Badge
  • Online Component
  • Clinical Component
  • All required textbooks/workbooks
  • All lab supplies
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Lapel Pin

There is no refund to the student unless CWD Allied Health cancels the program. If the student withdrawals prior to the start of the program, a fee of $250 will be charged.


Current Schedule

Beginning date
Ending date
Days of the week
Beginning time
Ending time
Feb 03
Jun 01
5:30 p.m.
9:00 p.m.
Aug 24
Dec 14
5:30 p.m.
9:00 p.m.

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